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Women’s Leadership Society

WLS Co-Chairs


Judy Love
Alice Hager

The United Way of Central Oklahoma Women’s Leadership Society unites women – their time, talent, and resources – into a powerful network of individuals devoted to enhancing and strengthening intergenerational opportunities within our community.

Membership requires an annual donation (combined with spouse or individual) of $2,500. The membership includes events throughout the year for networking, education, and volunteering.

Through the Women’s Leadership Society, we hope to mobilize women to strengthen our community by investing in and promoting United Way of Central Oklahoma, its Partner Agencies and its community initiatives. 

For more information, please contact:

Lexi Skaggs
Director of Major Gifts
lskaggs [at] unitedwayokc [dot] org

Women's Leadership Society Brochure


Steering Committee Members

Amy Reen
Barbara Eskridge
Berta Fay Rex*
Beverly Funke
Charlotte Richels
Donna Lawrence
Jane Harlow
Jane Thompson
Jenee Naifeh Lister
Jenny Love Meyer
Julie Hall
Kathy Martin
Kirk Hammons
Kristin Peck
Martha Burger
Martha Lippert
Mary Melon
Nancy Ellis
Natalie Shirley
Polly Nichols
Robin Roberts Krieger
Susan Edwards
Susie Stussi
Theresa Seitz
Tricia Everest
Sue Ann Arnall

*posthumous founding member

Women’s Leadership Society Events

Women’s Leadership Society (WLS) will provide opportunities for leadership development by hosting events throughout the year focused on:

  • Education – Bus tours, rallies, agency speakers and clients, other women leaders, electronic updates
  • Mentoring – Event with Emerging Leaders, Bring your daughter/granddaughter event, teach the young women the importance of philanthropy
  • Networking – reception, house warming party or baby shower for the lower income, wine tasting event

Women’s Leadership Society Baby Shower – March

The WLS annual Baby Shower event is dedicated to showering babies in need with outfits, diapers, and supplies through a United Way Partner Agency. A featured guest speaker will share information about the community needs and the agency’s mission addressing those needs. Approximately 50 women attend this event.

Women’s Leadership Society – Generational Giving – April

Learn about generational giving from successful women in the community, as we bring together the Women’s
Leadership society and the young women of Emerging Leaders. Approximately 60 women attend this opportunity to discuss philanthropy with our community leaders.

Women’s Leadership Society – Recruitment Luncheon – October

Each year we host a wonderful luncheon featuring a guest speaker who addresses topics focused on developing new leadership for our community through the encouragement of intergenerational interaction and mentoring. Approximately 200 women attend this event.